Locksmiths don’t have fancy advertising or big billboards showcasing their services (well, not usually anyway). But they do, nonetheless, offer an essential service for homeowners, businesses, tenants and landlords. Without locksmiths, all sorts of sticky situations would be a heck of a lot stickier.
Here are ten situations in which you’ll be glad you knew about locksmith services.
Door locks don’t always work in the same flawless way that they did when they were first installed. Repeated use can lead to degradation to the internal mechanism and misalignment. Problems like these, then make doors difficult or impossible to unlock, causing substantial hassle.
Locksmiths, however, have the tools and expertise you need to troubleshoot problem locks and help you get on with your life.
Being locked inside a building is not fun. Some people have lost their lives because they couldn’t get out of a building in time. Locksmiths can help bust you out without damaging your property.
Keys can get locked in your car vehicle if you’re not careful. Often, the only solution seems to be either breaking the window or having the car towed to a garage, neither of which is particularly palatable. Locksmiths, however, have a variety of tools at their disposal to get into your vehicle without damaging it.
A Locksmith can swap out old locks and replace them with new to thwart burglars.
Modern car keys use something called a transponder to communicate with the car’s computer to allow you to start the engine. Transponders can, however, suffer faults. A locksmith can repair your transponder, getting you back up and running again.
If you’re separated or divorced from your partner, there’s a chance that they will still have keys to your property. Cutting new keys prevents them from entering your home without your permission.
With repeated use, locks can wear out over time. When they do, it can become challenging to unlock doors without bizarre techniques. Replacing the old lock with a new one is usually the easiest option.
Losing your keys is something that happens to the best of us. But with a locksmith, it doesn’t need to be a disaster. You can have your locks rekeyed at low cost and have new keys cut without having to rip out old locks and replace them.
Ideally, the owner of the business premises should replace the locks and keys before you arrive, but many don’t. If the owner hasn’t, then it’s worth changing the locks as a matter of business security.
If you just moved into a new house, you should replace the locks. Though unlikely, there’s a chance that the previous owner could have had extra keys cut or, worse still, handed out keys to their friends and family. New keys prevent unauthorized access.